Brocade Announces the Ruckus ZoneFlex C110 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point for Hospitality and Multiple-dwelling Unit Market

New AP Enables Organizations to Deploy High-speed Wi-Fi Over Existing Coaxial Cable Infrastructure

SAN JOSE, Calif.—December 7, 2016Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade, today introduced the Ruckus ZoneFlex™ C110 access point (AP), which features 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi and incorporates a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and an Ethernet switch. The C110 AP uses coaxial cable for network connectivity, enabling facilities such as hotels and multiple-dwelling units (MDUs) that lack Category 5 Ethernet cable infrastructure to easily deploy reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi.

“Today, business travelers expect high speed Wi-Fi wherever they stay. In the U.S., the majority of hotel rooms have only coax and phone wire to each guest room,” said Devang Bhatt, enterprise product marketing manager at Ruckus Wireless. “Older hotels and MDUs that don’t have Ethernet cabling face significant economic barriers to deploying wireless internet access due to high costs of installing Ethernet cabling. The C110 AP allows hospitality and MDU property managers to easily provide wireless internet access and services such as IPTV and VoIP over the existing coax infrastructure.”

What:
The low profile wall-plate form factor of the C110 AP enables discreet installation over a standard electrical junction box; it can be managed by Ruckus SmartZone™ or ZoneDirector™ controllers.

Additional features include:

  • Integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem—Enables property owners to use existing coax infrastructure for network connectivity, thereby avoiding the requirement to install Cat5 infrastructure before Wi-Fi and other IP-based services can be offered.
  • 802.11ac 2x2:2 Wave 2 MU-MIMO—MU-MIMO improves network performance by more efficiently utilizing airtime, benefiting both Wave 2 and non-Wave 2 clients. 802.11ac Wave 2 supports data rates up to 1.3 Gbps.
  • Converged IP services—Multiple SSIDs, port-based VLANs and robust authentication options make the C110 AP ideal for supporting concurrent IP-based services such as VoIP, IPTV and high-speed in-room device connectivity over both wired (over Ethernet) and wireless.
  • Stand-alone or centrally managed—The C110 can be deployed in stand-alone mode or centrally managed by the ZoneDirector or SmartZone controllers, offering benefits such as guest access, hotspot services, DPSK security and AP load balancing.

    Who:
    The ZoneFlex C110 APs are ideal for hospitality and MDU property owners.

    When:
    The ZoneFlex C110 AP is available now.

    Where:
    The ZoneFlex C110 AP will be sold by approved DOCSIS Brocade Partners as its installation requires specialized knowledge of cable modems and cable modem termination system (CMTS) equipment. Please contact the Brocade Hospitality/MDU Sales Team for a list of approved partners.

    For more information, visit the ZoneFlex C110 product page on the Ruckus website.

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    About Brocade

    Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)

    About the Ruckus Wireless Business Unit

    Ruckus Wireless delivers simply better wireless networking—and now wired switching as well—for enterprise, service provider, government and small business customers worldwide. The Ruckus Wireless Business Unit of Brocade is focused on technology innovation, partner ecosystems and customer service—yielding the best possible wireless or wired experience for the most challenging indoor and outdoor environments. Its Smart Wi-Fi platform delivers scalable, high-performance Wi-Fi with simplified control and management for on-premise and cloud-based Wi-Fi deployments, along with new services for secure on-boarding, policy management, location services and analytics that enable new business opportunities. The Ruckus ICX 7000 Family Switches provide flexible scalability and simplified management, meeting the needs of businesses and organizations of all types and sizes.

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